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What does it mean to see an ant in a dream?

Ant Dream Meaning: From 12 Different Sources


Ants demonstrate a strong work ethic. Because they build large colonies, they may represent the strength of community effort. Carrying large loads many times their own weight, ants can appear in a dream to represent someone small with superior strength, a great deal of patience, and perseverance. Ants may elicit the dreamer to work hard and to cultivate patience in performing a task.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green


You find ants in your bed: you’ll encounter a lot of troubles in your life

Chine Dream Interpretation | Duke Zhou


The ubiquitous ant is generally the smallest creature we think about on any regular basis. As such, ants represent our thoughts that are running their course at the very bottom of our consciousness. All animals in the dreamscape relate to instincts and thought patterns.

The sheer number of ants in a colony and the supremacy of their organization connect them to anxiety and pervasive thoughts that crawl along the bottom of our consciousness and can irritate us and cause distress.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox


Beware of the antsy person with stinging determination to succeed

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton


See insects

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


is upon 4 sides: people of a house, relatives, group & wealth.

Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik | Cafer-i Sadik


To see ants in your dream symbolizes your general dissatisfaction in your daily life. You are feeling neglected and insignificant. Petty things will annoy you throughout the following day. You will learn that cooperation will be the only way to achieve your desires. These dreams may also indicate that you are frustrated with social conformity. You could feel that your life is too structured and orderly.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean


1. Hardworking, industrious.

2. One knows his/her place in a community.

3. Unselfish.

4. Willingness to work for the com­mon good.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin


Industriousness, work, or working with others through teamwork.


Society or social organization.

Playing by the rules for the benefit of the greater good.

Altruism, or otherwise sacrificing your own needs for the benefit of others.

Dreaming of this insect can represent too much or not enough of one of those qualities, or someone or something you associate with the quality.

Consider also the insect’s actions, context, and your feelings about it.

See also: Insect

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman


Capable of carrying more than own weight; industrious, busy. Depending upon context, may be an annoyance, as letting little things bug you. Also, loss of individuality to a cause.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards


The positive aspect of ants lies in their incredible industry, organization and persistence. Whenever they appear in a dream, whether as positive or negative creatures, they suggest that hard work and persistence will make a difference in your life. The negative aspect of ants comes out in their robotic nature; dreaming of thousands of ants moving in rigid, pre-determined patterns can suggest you need more variety in your waking life. In this regard, you may feel that your life is too structured and orderly. Ants can also indicate that you are feeling neglected and insignificant in your waking life or that petty things are annoying you. Cooperation may be the only way to achieve your desires. Dreaming of a column of ants is another image reflecting the importance of hard graft and teamwork in real life. An anthill in your dream may symbolize the workplace.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung


(see Insects)

Business concerns. What is the ant pulling or walking upon?


The ability to overcome insurmountable odds (note Aesop’s Fables).

Community and solidarity. Ants live and work as a unit.

Being bitten by an ant: A Victorian symbol of quarrels or bad feelings that came out as biting words.

Divinatory insight.

The ancients believed because these creatures traverse both worlds (the above and below) that they were excellent prognosticators, especially of the weather.

Moslem: A teacher of wisdom. What lesson does the ant offer you in your dream? Chinese: A symbol of patriotism, virtue, and orderliness.

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

43 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.


An unfortunate dream. Take no risks.... ant-eater dream meaning

Mystic Dream Book


Symbolic of isolation and remoteness ... antarctica dream meaning

Christian Dream Symbols


1. Phallic symbol.

2. One who works against group efforts. ... anteater dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary


Seeing antelopes in a dream, foretells your ambitions will be high, but may be realized by putting forth great energy.

For a young woman to see an antelope miss its footing and fall from a height, denotes the love she aspires to will prove her undoing. ... antelope dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation


Surveillance... antenna dream meaning

Dream Dictionary Unlimited


1. If standing in, one feels like a second-class citizen.

2. What one sees is not the whole, open, honest picture. ... anteroom dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary


Church music is naturally associated with the interior of the building, and is not, therefore, very favourable. But the combination of pleasant musical sounds with an unfavourable omen will indicate illness in your family circle.... anthem dream meaning

Mystic Dream Book


Regrets that people can’t work as well. ... anthill dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary


Valuable counselor... anthony dream meaning

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Anthony, Another

Alter ... anthony, another dream meaning

Expansions Dream Dictionary

Anthony Hopkins

A humble and distinguished character actor, Anthony Hopkins has achieved fame and recognition in numerous roles. He may offer the message that you may need to become more humble and honorable. As Hannibal the cannibal, in Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, this strong character actor may come as the archetype of the Devil to demonstrate the force of evil in your life.... anthony hopkins dream meaning

Ariadne's Book of Dream


To dream of anthropology symbolizes that you are relating to yourself from the perspective of your history and mythology, with a desire to understand yourself and those around you. Alternatively, your dream may be showing you that you are stuck in the past and that your most relevant and valuable access to wisdom resides in the present moment.... anthropology dream meaning

Strangest Dream Explanations

Anthropology Of Dreams

Anthropology has contributed considerably to the cross-cultural understanding of dreams. The earliest anthropological research on dreams, which dates back to the end of the nineteenth century, considered the dream beliefs and practices of other cultures as evidence of their savagery, in contrast to modern Western civilization’s relative disinterest in dreams. The only area of investigation where dreams played a significant role was psychoanalysis, and psychoanalysis had a tendency to portray dreams as primitive and childish, thus reinforcing the dominant negative image of dreams. With the spread of psychoanalytic theories, various anthropologists tried to prove the accuracy of Sigmund Freud’s ideas about dreams by analyzing of dream experiences of non-Western people.

Some anthropologists, such as Kilton Stew- art, provided romantic idealizations of dream practices in non-Western cultures. According to Stewart, the Senoi of Malaysia reportedly lived a trouble-free life based on their reverence for dreams. Stewart, who lived with the Senoi in 1935, wrote that “the absence of violent crime, armed conflict, and mental and physical diseases ... can only be explained on the basis of institutions which produce a high state of psychological integration and emotional maturity, along with social skills and attitudes that promote creative rather than destructive interpersonal relations” (Stewart, p. 160—see Sources). According to Stewart’s study, the collective life of the Senoi centered around a complex dream psychology that served to integrate the community. However, his theory was soon seriously challenged, and anthropological research on dreams lost credibility.

Anthropologists have long been interested in cross-cultural experiences of dreaming and interpretations of dreams, concentrating especially on the latter interest, rather than focusing on the dream as an experience. With the publication of Dreaming: Anthropological and Psychological Interpretations (1987), edited by Barbara Ted- lock, anthropology emerged as a major field of dream research with important insights to con- tribute to the modern study of dreams.

According to the authors of Dreaming, which is a collection of essays based on fieldwork con- ducted among various peoples of Central and South America, the culture to which the individual belongs largely determines the social context in which the dream is narrated and how it is interpreted. Dreaming experience also reflects important beliefs about reality, death, the soul, and the boundaries between self and others. Thus, to achieve a good understanding of dream experiences of other groups, it is fundamental to fully understand their culture through the study of their language, their social institutions, and their psychological, philosophical, and religious beliefs.

Tedlock’s anthropological research indicates that many other cultures draw lines between more and less meaningful dreams. Also, as one might anticipate, in many non-Western cultures dream- ing has religious meaning, in that dreams reflect a culture’s spiritual beliefs, and may even create new religious imagery that can influence the individual’s as well as the whole society’s religious orientation.

... anthropology of dreams dream meaning


Anti-theft Device

Holding on to your old paths.... anti-theft device dream meaning

Expansions Dream Dictionary

Antiaircraft Guns

One feels under attack, but is ready to fight back. ... antiaircraft guns dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary


İf the infection is figurative, the antibiotic is spiritual; if physical, see “diagnosis”... antibiotic dream meaning

Dream Dictionary Unlimited


(arb. Dajjal; Imposter) In a dream, the Antichrist represents a contemptuous, deceitful and a tyrant ruler. He does not fulfill his promises and he has a following of wicked people. His appearance in a dream also indicates the supremacyof one’s enemy over him or over his land. This will involve massacres, evil, deception, trials and bloodshed.

If a traveller sees the Antichrist in his dream, it means that a band of robbers may attack him. His appearance in a dream also denotes the conquest of a land which is saturated with evil.

If one becomes the Antichrist or accompanies him in a dream, it means that he will suffer from black magic, sorcery, falsehood, decrepitude or it could denote that a global disease will appear on earth and cause mass physical defects, destruction and death.

The landmarks that the Antichrist passes by in a dream represent adversities, trials, injustice, ruins, inundations with floods, destruction of crops and drought.

(Also see One-eyed)... antichrist dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation


If you have a feeling of anticipation (anxiously/hopefully awaiting something) in your dream, it symbolizes your expectations and anxieties about some unknown situation or result in real life. You are ready to take action. This dream can also mean that an exciting experience is about to happen to you!... anticipation dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation


(1) Anticlockwise movement, being contrary to the sun’s motion, may signify that you are going against (your) nature, taking a wrong direction, pursuing a wrong path in life.

(2) Going towards the left, which you would be doing if you were following an anticlockwise curve, may signify moving over from a cerebral to a more intuitive or instinctive approach to life.... anticlockwise dream meaning

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols


See Magic, etc.... antics dream meaning

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams


See Prozac and Xanex.... antidepressants dream meaning

Strangest Dream Explanations


1. Need for some sort of psychotherapy to eliminate poi­ sonous feelings.

2. Need for a quick fix of some sort. ... antidote dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary


1. One needs to protect oneself against possible enemies.

2. One needs to be a little warmer toward others.

3. Being pre­ pared will help one avoid problems. ... antifreeze dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary


While tourism and financial services have turned Antigua into one of the more prosperous countries in the Caribbean, law enforcement officials see it as a major center of money laundering, drugs trafficking and arms smuggling.

If Antigua features in your dreams, it’s possible that there are dishonest or underhand dealings in your waking life and your dreaming mind is trying to alert you to them.... antigua dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia


(See Constellations)... antilia dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation


(Silver-white powdered mixture. See Kohl)... antimony dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation


Proven, secure, and blessed... antique dream meaning

Dream Dictionary Unlimited


Symbolic of sentimental possessions ... antiques dream meaning

Christian Dream Symbols


Dreams of an antiseptic are a message to take preventive measures that will protect you from getting hurt in your relationship or career. See Sanitize.... antiseptic dream meaning

Strangest Dream Explanations


The ander is a symbol of male sexuality, or of (male) aggressiveness.... antler dream meaning

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols


Weapons... antlers dream meaning

Dream Dictionary Unlimited


Compassionate, priceless, wise ruler... antoinette dream meaning

Dream Dictionary Unlimited


Kind, priceless and inestimable... antonio dream meaning

Dream Dictionary Unlimited


The dreamer of ants should expect many petty annoyances during the day; chasing little worries, and finding general dissatisfaction in all things. ... ants dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Arctic Or Antarctica

1. One’s emotional life is empty and cold.

2. One is isolated from others. ... arctic or antarctica dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary

Chamois / Antelope

Skillful, with modest requirements and shy.

ASTROLOGY: Corresponds to the sign of Sagittarius.... chamois / antelope dream meaning

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Deer, Antelope

Vision: Seeing several deer or antelope: you want personal freedom. Since you have had very few opportunities for it, take the chance that is coming your way and run with it!... deer, antelope dream meaning

Dreamers Dictionary

Deer / Reindeer / Antelope

The gentle side of oneself that can be hurt or wounded easily by cynicism and aggression or criticism. Generally, a deer symbolizes vulnerability and, in some cases, lovesickness. In a man’s dream, the deer may depict a young woman the man is in pursuit of.

If the dreamer is pursuing a deer, this indicates success in overcoming fears.

If the dreamer sees himself killing a deer, this is a warning dream to indicate the possibility of someone hurting them in waking life through no fault of their own. To dream of a stag suggests male sexual drive and virility, courage, and both life and healing energies. The stag may also represent a man or father figure that the dreamer admires in some way and the dream expresses the dreamer’s desire to become more like the admired person. Finally, a deer or reindeer herd have a strict hierarchical structure and the dream could suggest that the dreamer needs to recognize his or her own place in the world. Is it time for you to branch out from this place in the world and make new connections?

Are you in the process of renewal or do you need to be?... deer / reindeer / antelope dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia

Flying Ants

(See Ants)... flying ants dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

National Anthem

To dream of hearing the national anthem suggests that you will receive news from a distance.

If you were singing the anthem, you need to be more disciplined and stop wasting time on meaningless pursuits.... national anthem dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation

Old / Ancient / Antique

1- When we dream of old things, we are touching into the past and perhaps need to bring some kind of knowledge forward, so that we can make use of it in the present day.

Dreaming of historical figures usually means we are aware of the qualities that those people possessed. Perhaps we need to develop those qualities within ourselves.

2- Old people in dreams tend to suggest traditional thought or wisdom arising from experience (see People). We may also need to consider our attitude to death. Old buildings can signify a past way of life which we thought we had left behind. Antiques will often represent elements of our past experience which might be worth keeping.

3- The Wise Old Man (see Introduction) is a part of ourselves which is not always consciously available to us.

An old man appearing in our dreams puts us in touch with this part of ourselves.

He can also represent our feelings about time and death.... old / ancient / antique dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Old, Ancient, Antique Old

The past; the different lives we have lived—baby, youth, lover, parent, provider, what is es­tablished and well worn; tradition and wisdom of folklore.

Example: I am standing in a bookshop.

It is a long estab­lished business. As I look at the books I find two which are about the life of Christ. They are leather bound and handwnt- ten—quite ancient. Both seem to me to be about the author’s own inner life. I believe one is written from a religious view­point and the other from a more occult one. I am not attracted to either’ (Bill O). Bill is looking back on past attitudes, one religious, one occult, which had been big parts of his life. Old people: wisdom, mother or father, past experience; traditions; old age, death. Old building: past way of life; former life with family or another person. Old things, furniture: past or out­worn ways of life or activities. ... old, ancient, antique old dream meaning

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

South Pole / Antarctic

Basic elements of an issue or concept that are difficult to discover.

Foreign cities in dreams have similar interpretations as foreign countries in general, but by choosing a specific city, your dreaming mind is drawing your attention to something about that city that is of particular significance or meaning to you. This list is solely designed to give you some pointers, so if your dream city doesn’t appear here, or you want to find out more, it might be worthwhile to do some additional research on the history, culture and significance of specific cities that appear in your dreams. See alsoLANDSCAPES.... south pole / antarctic dream meaning

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